Ryan Mchugh

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Wicklow are frustrated that they can’t play their home quarter-final against Dublin in Aughrim. Photograph: Inpho

New faces, same old outcome Maybe it was Parnell Park asserting its value to Dublin but the close-run thing against Kilkenny came a bit out of the bl(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy impressed in the win over Cavan on Sunday. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Donegal 2-20 Cavan 1-15 The second goal came shortly into injury time and shook Ballybofey with the sheer force of it. There is no easy way through t(...)

The Kilkenny senior hurling  final between Dicksboro and  James Stephens. It wasn’t just a great match, but a match that demonstrated exactly how the people of Kilkenny feel hurling should be played.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Being over 18 and accompanied at the time by an adult, I was watching – was allowed watch – the Kilkenny county hurling final on TG4 last Sunday. It w(...)

David Clifford scored 4-4 in the All-Ireland minor final win over Derry. Photograph: Inpho

David Clifford hasn’t played senior football for Kerry yet, but he is already expected to stop Dublin from winning four, and definitely five, All-Irel(...)

Michael Murphy of Donegal takes a free  during his team’s win over Meath in Navan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Meath 1-14 Donegal 1-15 In the steamy, soupy swelter of a July Saturday night, we walked out of Navan with the game stuck to us like a cheap T-shirt.(...)

Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty celebrates scoring the winning point late in the Round 3A football qualifier against Meath at Páirc Tailteann in Navan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Meath 1-14 Donegal 1-15 A night of thump and thunder in Navan, at the end of which Donegal stay standing and Meath slump to their knees. Patrick McBr(...)

Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan stood out for many as being the most reliable free-taker in the country. Photo: Inpho

SEÁN MORAN 1. Is it a case of the usual suspects or is there a chance of a springer this year? Who is that most likely to be? I suspect Tipperary’s (...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus is surrounded by Donegal players during the  Allianz Football League Division One game at  Fr Tierney Park in  Ballyshannon. Photograph: Trevor Lucy/Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 1-11 Monaghan 1-11 What did you expect? Yes, the sun shone in Ballyshannon and it was Mother’s Day and the world seemed in good mood. But whe(...)

Donegal and Monaghan: It may be time to ban these teams from playing each other for a while. Photograph: Trevor Lucy/Presseye/Inpho

Wanted: Smart, ambitious young men to take on unbeatable team in national final. Losses incurred at your own risk. So does anybody want this? Dublin’(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy in action during the Allianz Football League Division One game against Tyrone at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 0-12 Tyrone 0-6 A big, big scalp for Donegal and , yes, it was a dark and stormy night in Ballybofey. This rivalry has become so helplessly c(...)

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